When Denise Loehr purchased Lakeshore Interiors almost seven years ago, it was a natural fit. “Interior design has always been a part of my life,” explains Denise. “It’s what I studied in school, and my dad was a builder all his life. I would be hands-on helping him with projects, and when I got older, I started to tile, paint, and stain.” Denise uses her expertise and love for design at Lakeshore Interiors, helping clients transform their house into a home.
Located in Wayzata, Lakeshore Interiors offers flooring options, from carpet and wood to vinyl, window treatments, wallpaper, fabric, countertops, and interior design services. Everything you need for little or big home projects.
“Denise is really good at what she does,” says store manager Jillene Marcotte. When Jillene joined the team a year ago, it was also a natural fit. Denise and Jillene graduated together from Westonka High School and now have a lot of fun working side by side. “We’re always laughing,” says Jillene. “We love what we do, and that spills over to the customers.” Denise and Jillene build relationships with each customer, taking the time to understand their needs, lifestyle, personal style, and budget. Even long after projects are complete, past clients still come in merely to chat and say hi to Denise and Jillene.
“We give our customers time to figure out their vision. It’s a big purchase, and you’ll have the flooring or window treatments for a long time. We want to make sure you get what you love,” says Denise. One of their services includes coming to your home at no charge to test samples, answer questions, and help you feel great about your design and product decisions.
Lakeshore Interiors works with trusted builders and partners, matching clients with the right products and services for their particular project. “We’ve worked with our partners for a long time. They’re hardworking perfectionists and the backbone of what we do,” says Denise.
Customers can have confidence that they’ll get exactly what they envisioned because if something goes wrong, Lakeshore’s partners will return to repair any problem. A service that sets Lakeshore Interiors apart. Denise affirms, “If something comes up ten years down the road, we remember who you are, and our installers will come back and fix the issue.”
For both Denise and Jillene, this work is incredibly rewarding. “I love working with people, getting to know them, and helping them figure out how to turn their house into a home they love,” says Jillene. Denise adds, “Every project is different. The most fun is finding the right product, color, and design for the right spot. It’s super exciting to find that, along with hitting a great price point in or under budget for our customers.”
It’s clear Denise and Jillene love what they do. Looking towards the future, Denise plans to stay small, enabling Lakeshore Interiors to continue providing that personal touch and the ability to give each customer and project dedicated time and attention. Where Denise and Jillene would love to grow is with their partner network, connecting with more builders and designers to add even more talent to their skilled team.
For your next project, whether big or small, Denise and Jillene are ready to take the journey with you and help create a home you love. Check out their website: lakeshoreinteriorswindowtreatments.com